From time to time, we can all benefit from a break. Just a little time to turn aside from our every-day tasks, reflect on the year, and prepare so that we can finish the year strong. Fall is the perfect time to do this as we feel the change in the air.
This has been a year filled with triumphs and tragedies, both large and small, at Seamark Ranch. Our Seamark family has experienced the heartbreak of losing family members in a tragic accident and a friend to cancer. At the same time we have made new friends that have joined our Seamark family. We are praying for other Seamark friends going through difficult times right now. While we welcomed seven new children to Seamark this year, we had to turn away others because our homes were full. We saw “break-throughs in learning” for two of our students while we expanded our school facilities to be able to help even more students. We even weathered a hurricane this year!
A highlight of our year was the adoption of one of our young men by a very special Seamark family. As November is National Adoption Month, I hope you will celebrate this family’s story on the next page with us.
Looking back, I can say that I am thankful for each and every one of these opportunities because they have helped us grow, encouraged new ideas, or spurred us to action. We can truly give thanks always to God for all things. His ways are higher than our ways and He holds the future of Seamark Ranch in His loving hands.
As we seek to finish strong, I hope you will consider a year-end gift to Seamark Ranch. Once our 2016 budget is met, all additional gifts can go toward building our next homes. Please be in prayer for our next homes and help hasten the day when we can help even more children.
From our Seamark Family to yours, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas!